ROOM 219

virtual extension of the ESL classroom

On Neihgbors

1: Why is it important to have a good relationship with one’s neighbors?
2: Which quote do you agree with? Why? Support your answer with evidence from your personal experience.

One: “A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing”
Hesiod quotes (Greek poets, “the father of Greek didactic poetry”, 700bc)

Two: “I have also learned why people work so hard to succeed: It is because they envy the things their neighbors have. But it is useless. It is like chasing the wind…It is better to have only a little, with peace of mind, than be busy all the time with both hands, trying to catch the wind.”
( Ecclesiastes quotes from

Three: “Sometimes a neighbor whom we have disliked a lifetime for his arrogance and conceit lets fall a single commonplace remark that shows us another side, another man really; a man uncertain, puzzled and in the dark like ourselves”
(Willa Sibert Cather quotes from

3: What would you cite to prove that “The Good Samaritan” is a good title for the story?

October 11, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

English 3: Getting to Know the American Dream (1.8)

Essential Question:
How does one create a personal definition of the American Dream?A related quote: “The dreamer must be stronger than the dream.” (Nabokov)

Question #1) How do you understand Nabokov’s words? (Write your answer in your spiral.)

Question #2) Who has most influence on the American Society?
business people
TV celebrities
other (specify)
Choose the most influential group and explain in writing how it influences the American society.

Question 3#) Quick search: Find and write down 3 facts about Dan Rather from the links below and your own search.
Dan Rather on-line:
A review in Parade Magazine:

October 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment